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Supreme allied commander comes home

Gen. Philip Breedlove, left, NATO supreme allied commander, Europe, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, right, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefed the general on Luke’s evolving mission to train F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilots and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots. For story and more photos, see Page 12.

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Command post chief averts potential disaster

Senior Airman Grace Lee Capt. George Normandin, 56th Fighter Wing Command Post chief, received the Aviation Safety Well Done Award Sept. 2, presented by Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander. Normandin took control of an F-16 Fighting Falcon and landed it safely after an internal malfunction occurred during a training mission over Luke. Capt….

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EOD Airman changed for good by life experiences

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Tech. Sgt. David Gerig’s, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team chief, first assignment after technical school was Kadena Air Base, Japan. The challenges in life are often what make us who we are, alter our path in life and change our future. For Tech Sgt. David Gerig, 56th Civil Engineer…

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Helping people goal of CPTS Airman

Courtesy photo Airman 1st Class Scott Giles, left, 56th Comptroller Squadron customer service technician, holds “trumpet in flight” at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Giles now helps new Airmen in-process to Luke Air Force Base as a finance technical advisor. Some people join the Air Force to travel the world while others join for the…

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Your heart in good hands

As one walks through the medical clinic on Luke Air Force Base, it seems a typical clinic with a laboratory, military doctors and even a Women’s Health Clinic, but a small shop hiding in the corridor treats one of the most important parts of the human body – the heart.


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Airman update…

Posted  June 29, 2012

Terry Yonkers, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, along with Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander, host an Airman’s breakfast…

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Fly Over – ‘War Reporting for Cowards’

Posted  June 29, 2012

Imagine going to basic training, and during your first week, you’re told it’s time to go to war, for real.

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Fly Over – ‘Brave’

Posted  June 29, 2012

The story of Merida, the princess of DunBroch, starts simple enough with the recounting of her childhood playing hide-and-seek with her mother and getting a bow and arrow for her birthday. After shooting an arrow into the woods she sets off to find it and gets lost.

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On the ball…

Posted  June 29, 2012

Airman 1st Class Mark Gilden, 56th Civil Engineering Squadron structures, performs leg stretches June 13 using a medicine ball during physical therapy at the 56th Medical Group Clinic.

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American League crushes opponent 19-4

Posted  June 29, 2012

As the first batter swung, the battle was on to show who was the best during the intramural softball all-star game June 20 at the Luke...

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Sports Shorts – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Firecracker 5k Fun Run The Firecracker 5k Fun Run is 6:30 a.m. July 6 at the 944th Fighter Wing, Bldg. 988 on Super Sabre Street. There will be prizes, refreshments and snacks. For more information, call (623) 856-6241.   Fourth of July golf The Fourth of July golf tournament is a four-player scramble format and begins…

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Airmen drift for F-16 flight

Posted  June 22, 2012

Slamming on the brakes of a car and sliding around corners is typically a bad thing, but for four Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, it was actually very good. Those Airmen took to the track May 17 through 19...

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Luke home to Airman of year

Posted  June 22, 2012

They say lightning only strikes once, but for one unit here at Luke Air Force Base the saying doesn’t hold true. For the second time in three years, Luke has an Air Force Outstanding Airman of the Year.

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Doing little reaps big savings

Posted  June 22, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Fellow members of the AETC team, thank you for all you do to keep our Air Force and our nation strong. As I travel around our command, I see firsthand how magnificently you are executing our recruit, train and educate missions, and I want you to know how proud I am to be on your team.

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Make current job best so far in Air Force

Posted  June 22, 2012

I have the best job in the Air Force, and I’ve had it 14 times in my career. Soon to be 15, as a matter of fact. That’s because I’m a firm believer that you make your own success and opportunities, and that you make every assignment, every job, the best it can be.

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